secure file transfer

Given more and more business is conducted on the web, online security is becoming increasingly important. Online file transfer offers a whole range of security challenges, but is essential for businesses moving high value files.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the oldest Internet protocols, and is still widely used  today. Dozens of FTP clients and automation utilities have been developed for desktops, servers, and mobile devices. Hundreds of software programs incorporate FTP.

However, FTP has some pretty severe limitations. One of the biggest problems for businesses is the lack of security. FTP uses no encryption, so files are highly vulnerable if they are intercepted. There are workarounds to this problem. For instance, some companies add encryption by using SSL certificates. That said, this is a complex process and it costs quite a bit of time and money. Additionally, if you run FTP in active mode, problems with firewalls often crop up. And, if you run FTP in passive mode, you need a range of port numbers, with each port a potential security risk.

In fact, FTP has such obvious security problems that an entire new protocol called SSH File Transfer or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) was developed and has become a popular alternative. SFTP is more secure and reliable than FTP (even FTP with SSL Certificates). Unfortunately, SFTP can be very slow and compatibility issues are common.

New technology and cloud architecture provide exciting opportunities for modern businesses, and innovative Signiant solutions offer the best in secure file transfer.

Media Shuttle is a hybrid SaaS solution that allows media professionals to quickly transfer any size file anywhere in the world. Consolidate and track all your file movement while gaining speed, security and control in one elegant, easy to use, cloud-based solution.

SkyDrop is the only SaaS solution on the market that accelerates the movement of large files and data sets into and out of cloud storage. Automatically maintained and updated for you, SkyDrop is easy to deploy, scales as needed, and works with Amazon S3 and other leading cloud platforms.

Learn more about how companies like TVB Europe and A+E Networks address security issues and guarantee secure file transfer with Signiant software below.

What’s Media Shuttle’s App-less Transfer Option All About? »

In some highly regulated industries, companies are often operating under locked down corporate IT environments. Signiant’s new app-less transfer option for Media Shuttle allows them to extend the solution’s adoption across their entire media ecosystems when installing software is not an option.

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App-less Transfers: A new option in Media Shuttle for supporting our customers’ entire ecosystems »

In some highly regulated industries, companies are often operating under locked down corporate IT environments. Signiant’s new app-less transfer option for Media Shuttle allows them to extend the solution’s adoption across their entire media ecosystems when installing software is not an option. System administrators can maintain full control and visibility of every transfer, while all end users enjoy a simple, uniform experience.

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New Content Protection Option for Sending Files with Media Shuttle »

With the latest high-profile cyberattack within Media & Entertainment, this one on HBO, occurring just months after the much-reported hack of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, cybersecurity and the importance of safeguarding valuable media content is once again on everyone’s mind.

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The Secure Design Principles That Guide Signiant »

The highly secure architecture of all of our products is the result of consistent application of secure design principles, which are also reflected in operational policy and procedures.

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Media Shuttle’s Multi-layered Security: Defense in Depth »

Five key security features protect assets moved with Media Shuttle.

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